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Latest Garmin Pilot app adds graphical weight & balance and enhancements for European users

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Latest Garmin Pilot app adds graphical weight & balance and enhancements for European users - Manufacturer publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Aircraft: Airplanes

Garmin International announced the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot application for iPad or iPhone mobile devices. The new enhancements include the graphical weight & balance feature which displays a detailed view of the aircraft layout to see where the weight is loaded, in addition to looking at traditional moment / arm charts. Support for the uAvionix Sky Echo 2 has been added and additional documents are now available within the document viewer for European users.

Graphical weight & balance

Garmin Pilot enhanced the weight & balance feature to include a new graphical layout of the aircraft which shows passenger seating, cargo and fuel stations. The graphical depiction allows the pilot to visualize where the weight is located, enabling easier adjustments to ensure they are within the limits of the aircraft. Frequent passengers and cargo can be saved as favorites within the weight & balance feature, enabling the pilot to quickly add weight to the calculations.

Graphical weight & balance will support existing features, including: 

  • Pilots can sync active flight plan to weight & balance calculations and use the Quick Fuel Set to ensure fuel reserves are planned and accounted for
  • Load sheets can be exported to dispatchers, crew members or to the FBO for fuel loading instructions

Enhancements for European users

The uAvionix Sky Echo 2 is now compatible with Garmin Pilot and can display ADS-B traffic targets where available. Additionally, European users can access digital versions of Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs) and VFR manuals within the document viewer.

The newest release of Garmin Pilot on Apple® mobile devices, version 11.0, is available immediately. For new customers, Garmin Pilot is available in the Apple App Store as a free download for the first 30 days. After the 30-day trial period, customers may purchase an annual subscription of Garmin Pilot starting at $99.99. Graphical Weight & Balance requires a Garmin Pilot Premium Add-on subscription. The existing weight & balance feature with traditional moment / arm chart remains available with the standard subscription.

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